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Ethical Economics news and analysis from The Nation
March 28, 2022
From the Labor Question to the Housing Question
Left unchecked, the asset economy swells the ranks of the homeless and consigns what’s left of the middle class to permanent tenancy.
March 22, 2022
The War on Weed Decimated My Community—Will There Be Restitution?
Legalization offers a chance to restore a fragment of what was lost by Black and Afro-Latinx communities pummeled by prohibition, but so far, white business are claiming the spoils.
March 11, 2022
March 2, 2022
“Culture of Poverty” Is a Made-Up Concept
And yet Joe Manchin is attempting to reanimate its long-discredited corpse.
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
February 18, 2022
How the Left Should Think About Inflation
There is no compelling reason to raise interest rates, now or later.
James K. Galbraith
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February 4, 2022
We Need a 92 Percent Tax on Pandemic Profiteers
Let’s tax billionaires—and übermillionaires—back to where they stood when Covid-19 hit.
January 7, 2022
The Revolution Against Low-Wage Work
Workers used the additional resources of the past year to demand better pay and conditions.
December 31, 2021
Happy New Year, It’s Sure Been Weird
I wouldn’t even try to sum up this bizarre year of ours.
December 28, 2021
These Progressives Fought the Good Fight in 2021—and Gave Us Hope for 2022
For a year that saw progress come slowly and presidential approval ratings decline, these progressives held the line, speaking truth to power, defending democracy, and showing up for the American people.
December 28, 2021
Why Democrats Started Fixating on Inflation
Anticipating an impact on their electoral fortunes, Democrats are hoping to get ahead on a pressing question.